Costco in La Habra Stalled

The Costco in La Habra has been stalled for 18 months. Residents cite traffic as their main issue. They filed a lawsuit, and according to the judge, the issue of shortcuts is relevant. I note this because Applied Planning dismissed my assertion that shortcuts were overlooked in the traffic study.

After City Council members approved the Costco project last year, residents sued. In November 2003, Orange County Superior Court Judge Steven Sundvold ruled that the city needed to do some more environmental review.

The judge found merit in the residents' concerns that the project will result in "cut-through traffic' cars driving through residential neighborhoods to avoid the busy Beach and La Habra intersection.

From The Whittier Daily News